Three Ways to Enjoy Fresh Popcorn on Movie Night

Nothing goes hand-in-hand with a good flick than a big bowl of fluffy, buttered popcorn.

Learn easy ways to enjoy fresh popcorn
Whether you’re watching the latest blockbuster or binging your way through a TV series, popcorn makes for a terrific, low-calorie snack.Salbree

Nothing goes better with an evening of binge watching your favorite show than a bowl of hot popcorn. Microwaveable bags have become the default process by which most folks enjoy this time-honored treat, but there are better ways to get the complete theater experience. Countertop poppers produce fresher, better-tasting popcorn with fewer un-popped kernels, and they make it easy to serve this healthy, high-fiber snack exactly the way you want it. Here are a few types of home poppers to consider.

Hot Oil

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If you’re popping with oil, use the precise amount or your bowl will be filled with soggy popcorn.West Bend

The time-honored method of popping kernels in hot oil produces some of the best-tasting popcorn possible. Kernels cooking in hot oil are moister than other methods. However, it is critical to use the correct ratio of oil; otherwise your popcorn could become soggy.

Hot Air

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If you prefer your popcorn to be as healthy as possible, use a hot-air popper.Presto

For health-conscious snacking, a hot-air popcorn popper can’t be beat. It eliminates high-calorie oil and leaves it up to you how much to season or butter each batch. However, some users find that hot-air poppers produce more of a bland taste that must be well seasoned to compete with the flavor of oil-popped kernels.

Microwave

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If you’re short on storage space in your kitchen, get pliable popcorn bowls that collapse for easy stowing.Salbree

Microwaving offers convenience, taste, and texture, but it doesn’t have to be limited to pre-packaged popping bags. A microwaveable popping bowl allows you to use the kernel brand of your choice, and the popping container can also double as the serving tray. To save counter space, look for a microwave popper made of food-grade silicone, which will also be dishwasher safe and collapsible for easy storage.

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